Status: Posted 30 July 18, Exceptions proposed by CDC and DDC
|Subject:||Condense General Impression|
|Rule #:||CD 955|
|Current Wording||Article 955 General Impression
955.4 Obedience and Lightness
5.2 Para-Equestrian Athletes in able-bodied competitions.
|New Wording:||Article 955 General Impression
There are two boxes at the end of the Judges Score Sheets for marks on: Athlete and General Impression & Presentation observed by the judges throughout the whole test.2. Athlete
2.1 Use of aids, handling of reins and whip, position on the box, accuracy of figures. The mark must reflect the consistent level of accuracy and quality of transitions.2.2 Para-Equestrian Athletes in able-bodies competitions
Athletes may salute with a nod of their head only. Hats must not be removed at the salute, and contact must be maintained on the reins during the halt and salute.
Appearance of driver Athlete and grooms, correctness, cleanliness harmonizing with of harness and carriage. Fitness, matching and condition of Horse(s), balanced picture of the complete turnout. Clearance and fit of harness. Harmony between horse(s) and athlete.
|Reason for Change:||This change is a move forward along with the FEI Dressage department and is proposed in order to focus the General Impression mark on what the judges see and not what they think. And this is good for the understanding of the public.
Please note: This RCP originates from the FEI not the ADS. It has been Proposed but not yet Approved, and therefore may be changed or withdrawn by the FEI. It may impact the ADS if approved by the FEI. Members have the opportunity to provide feedback on the impact the RCP would have on the ADS if it is approved by the FEI and adopted by the ADS.
Both the Combined Driving Committee and the Driven Dressage Committee propose an exception to this FEI Rule Change Proposal. The proposed exception would retain the current FIVE boxes for General Impressions at the end of the score sheet and allow Organizers to have Presentation at the Halt under appropriate conditions.
2 Dec 18 BOD approve with modification: The CDC and DDC move to use the existing language in the Combined Driving section for Article 955.1,.2,.3,.4,.5 as the ADS exception to the FEI 2019 rule change to reduce collective marks in Dressage. This language will also be used in the Dressage section of the Rulebook for Article 523.